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Carbon arrows: what you should know

When it comes to selecting carbons, it’s still best to approach things carefully. By Andrew Smith Competitive archers are always looking for an advantage and constantly musing over how they can improve their equipment. Arrows are always high on the

Arrows are not bullets

Real world arrow deflection tests provide insight into range safety and the safe design of field archery ranges. By Simon Allen. Since Archery GB produced their 2017 ‘A guide to field archery courses’ there has been much debate over the

Moscow World Cup Final 2019

A glamorous affair in the Russian capital saw Lopez and Ellison rack up five titles each The semi-official outdoor season closer of the World Cup Final has been held in all sorts of places. Last year it was held on

Roll out the barrel

Hugh Soar looks back over the history of the barrelled arrow Of the five arrow profiles recovered from the Tudor warship Mary Rose, two are of particular note; those that taper from a thicker centre to both head and string

Fat or thin? We have the definitive answer

Forget the anecdotal evidence – we’ve run the numbers. By Ferdinand Wegrostek and Bernd Kolmanz For indoor shooting (e.g. WA 18) the use of thicker arrow shafts instead of thinner ones is discussed again and again. Do thicker arrows really

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Ask the experts

Our expert panel answers your questions, so if you have one send it to Bow’s Editor john.stanley@futurenet.com Q: I note you can achieve the UK classifications (such as Master Bowman) shooting either metric or imperial distances. Both are available to

Moscow World Cup Final 2019

A glamorous affair in the Russian capital saw Lopez and Ellison rack up five titles each The semi-official outdoor season closer of the World Cup Final has been held in all sorts of places. Last year it was held on

New Products

Stabs, tabs and packs new on the market this July from your friendly local archery dealer. Easton Halcyon Stabiliser As previewed at the ATA this year, this 14.7mm wide rod has Easton claiming the highest stiffness-to-diameter ratio they’ve ever offered.

Berlin and Yankton awarded next World Championships

World Archery awarded hosting rights for the 2021 and 2023 editions of its World Championships to the US city of Yankton and the German capital Berlin, respectively. World Archery has also elected to scrap the World Indoor Championships. The decisions

GBR wins six spots for Tokyo 2020

The majority of places for Olympic competition at Tokyo 2020 were handed out at the World Championships in Den Bosch, Netherlands. For Great Britain’s men’s team of Tom Hall, Patrick Huston and Alex Wise, they managed to qualify in eighth

Reviews

Making and tuning wooden arrows

Jaap Bolt takes us through his process It always astonishes me when I hear phrases from regular archers like: “I don’t put much effort in my wooden arrows because they will never be as good as carbon anyway.” And even:

The essential library you need – and why

We’re bringing you some of the latest picks that you should add to your reading list, by Emma Davis and Tom Hall Archery Anatomy Author: Ray Axford. Paperback, 164 pagesPublisher: Souvenir Press(First published in 1995) Archery Anatomy is what it

Uukha XPro2

Andrew Smith goes long with the latest Uukha riser… The Uukha Xpro2 riser, new for 2019, is available in 25″ and 27″ versions. With a 30.5″ draw I was looking to upgrade my ageing Uukha Xprolite, and was all set

SPONSORED: Shoot with confidence using the AAE TRAD vane

AAE teamed up with accomplished outdoorsman and traditional archer Aron Snyder to create the first ever traditional archery vane that can be shot off the shelf

Fairweather tab

The archery tab designed by the 2000 Olympic gold medallist has been gaining some major fans, including Arne Metzlaff At the European Games this year, Simon Fairweather posted a graphic on Facebook pointing out that the top four men in

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